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May 2021 – Adult Education


On Life’s Journey


Princeton Presbyterians of the Westminster Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to the faithful discipleship of undergraduate and graduate students in Princeton. Andrew & Len Scales have been serving as the Presbyterian Chaplains at Princeton University and Executive Co-Directors of the Westminster Foundation for the last five years. In their role, they also serve as adjunct pastors at Nassau Presbyterian. Nassau is a long-term partner of the Westminster Foundation and continues to make the ministry of Princeton Presbyterians possible.

Over three weeks in May, hear from current students and young alumni about their connections with Princeton Presbyterians and the impact of faith on their vocational paths. We travel together “On Life’s Journey.”

For more information about Princeton Presbyterians visit princetonpresbys.org.


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#MissionMonday – Loveland Foundation

Supporting Healing for Black Women & Girls


In memory of the 500,000 lives lost and in honor of each family and community grieving, Mission & Outreach approved a grant of $4,059 (15% of our discretionary funds for the year) to The Loveland Foundation. We know Covid disproportionately impacts communities of color, and that women often carry the heaviest burden. This gift would help support the healing of Black women and girls through therapy. Through supporting their healing, we support the healing in their families, communities, and our world.

The Loveland Foundation: The Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls was founded in 2018 by Rachel Elizabeth Cargle. Cargle is a public academic, author, and activist. The Loveland Foundation provides access to therapy for Black women and girls across the country.

READ MORE:


Loveland Foundation (website)


Follow #MissionMonday on our social media platforms to hear about how, with your help, Nassau Presbyterian Church is supporting others in our town, our state, and across the world.

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Next Week at Witherspoon (May 2-8)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact Phyllis Rich for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here.

Courageous Conversations (Google Doc link)


Streaming Worship Service

Sunday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m.

Witherspoon Church will join with New Life Presbyterian Church in Atlanta for worship on May 2.  The Pastor of New Life PC is Rev. Hodari Williams.  He is a former pastor of Elmwood Presbyterian Church in East Orange, NJ.  Rev. Mjumbe will offer the Call to Worship.  Rev. Williams and Rev. Mjumbe will share the communion service together.

The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and can be viewed live on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/newlifepresatl

 

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Morning Prayers

May 3-7 at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, May 5, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, May 8, at 10:00 a.m.

Informed by our Matthew 25 mission, we are studying the book of Matthew.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

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VBS & PresbyCamp 2021

June 28 – July 1, 2021

Last year, at Virtual Vacation Bible School we told stories of the Israelites’ captivity and exile to Babylon. As we began our own pandemic exile, we empathized with their grief as they missed their beloved Temple and traditions just as we were missing our church building and community.

It’s now a year later. We have walked this long road together but the journey is not quite finished. Although there a signs of hope, we’re starting to ask, “Are we there yet?”

VBS 2021 again looks to the stories of our faith to provide guidance for our life. Welcome to Wilderness Wanderings: God Prepares a People. This summer we will gathering together again (outdoors and in-person on the grounds of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Princeton) to revisit the story of the Exodus and the 40-year trek through the desert from Egypt to the Promised Land. Along the way, God provided water, food, rules for living together, and leaders for the people. As we journey through this pandemic, God provides for us—young and old, individuals and the church community—what we need too.

Use the form below to register for Vacation Bible School (age 3 – rising grade 6). Older students (rising grades 4-6) are also invited to add on PresbyCamp. Limited spaces available.


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#MissionMonday – Appalachia Service Project

Repairing Homes. Transforming Lives


warmer. safer. drier.

Over the past decade Nassau Presbyterian Church has sent more than 150 members – youth and adults, experienced and beginners – to work on projects for ASP, Appalachia Service Project. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have not been able to participate since 2019 but look forward to the next opportunity.

On Youth Sunday we take up a special collection to support the work of ASP and this year is no different. Please join us in support of this group. Choose “ASP” from the Fund drop down box.


Give Now (link)

 


Over 50 Years of Repairing and Replacing Homes in Central Appalachia

We accept people right where they are, just the way they are. – ASP Founder Glenn “Tex” Evans

  • More than 25 communities are served by ASP each year
  • More than 350 families are impacted through ASP each year
  • More than 3,000 repair projects are completed by volunteers each year
  • More than 20 new homes are built and gifted each year
  • More than 15,000 volunteers serve with ASP each year
  • ASP repairs roofs, walls, floors, foundations, and bathrooms, in addition to making homes accessible through porch and ramp repairs or additions

Learn more:


About ASP (link)


Follow #MissionMonday on our social media platforms to hear about how, with your help, Nassau Presbyterian Church is supporting others in our town, our state, and across the world.

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Next Week at Witherspoon (April 25-May 1)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact Phyllis Rich for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here.

Courageous Conversations (Google Doc link)


Streaming Worship Service

Sunday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m.

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

April 26-30 at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, April 28, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, May 1, at 10:00 a.m.

Midweek and Adult Bible Study classes will join together. Led by Pastor Mjumbe and Elder Audi Peal we will study Matthew 28 and John 20, which offer different gospel accounts of the resurrection of Jesus. We will compare and contrast texts as we prepare for Easter!

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

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Outdoor Large Groups – Spring 2021

Welcome to Nassau’s Outdoor Fellowship Gatherings!

Spring is here and fellowship opportunities have arrived. Sign up below for a variety of get-togethers.

In addition, throughout the summer, on Wednesday evenings beginning May 12, bring a chair, blanket, and dinner to the church for an outdoor picnic fellowship at 6:15 PM. This is followed by evening worship at 7:00 PM, in our new parking lot chapel.



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Lectio Divina – Adult Education (4/25 & 5/2)

Lectio Divina with Ignatius of Loyola

St. Benedict introduced the church to a rich form of Scripture meditation called lectio divina, but Ignatius of Loyola in the 16th C. added imaginative depth to the practice, which we would like to share with you. Come join us for guided meditations around various passages that invite you to see, hear, taste, touch and smell the sights and sounds of Scripture.

Bo Karen Lee is associate professor of spiritual theology and Christian formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. Before joining Princeton faculty, she taught at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, where she developed courses with a vibrant service-learning component for students to work at shelters for women recovering from drug addiction and sex trafficking. She now enjoys teaching classes on prayer for the Spirituality and Mission Program at Princeton Seminary, in addition to taking students on retreats and hosting meditative walks along nature trails.


May 2, 2021 | Part 2



April 25, 2021 | Part 1


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#MissionMonday – VIP Water Walk

Virtual Event. Tangible Impact.


Villages in Partnership’s annual Water Walk raises funds for clean water, health, and sanitation for our neighbors in 26 remote villages of Malawi, Africa. Your gifts support sustainable development projects, impacting over 21,000 lives.

Villages in Partnership (VIP) is Nassau Church’s mission partner working in Malawi, Africa, to fight extreme poverty in rural villages. VIP’s signature event, the Water Walk, will be conducted virtually on Saturday, May 22. Funds raised through this event will help to drill wells for clean water and build hand-washing stations in public spaces to reduce disease and improve the quality of life. Attend the Live Stream event, 7-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at villagesinpartnership.org to learn more about our mission partner and VIP’s life-changing ministry.

Also recommended the video “Transformational Travel: Lessons from Malawi” on our Adult Education Videos page. Hear from members of Nassau Church reflect on experiencing life together with our brothers and sisters living in the materially impoverished but spiritually rich villages of Malawi.


Learn more and donate to Nassau’s Team here:


VIP Water Walk (link)

To join the Nassau Team, contact Liz Beasley (email).


Follow #MissionMonday on our social media platforms to hear about how, with your help, Nassau Presbyterian Church is supporting others in our town, our state, and across the world.

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Next Week at Witherspoon (April 18-24)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact Phyllis Rich for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here.

Courageous Conversations (Google Doc link)


Streaming Worship Service

Sunday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m.

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

April 19-23 at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, April 21, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m.

Midweek and Adult Bible Study classes will join together. Led by Pastor Mjumbe and Elder Audi Peal we will study Matthew 28 and John 20, which offer different gospel accounts of the resurrection of Jesus. We will compare and contrast texts as we prepare for Easter!

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

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